|Born||1975 (age 44–45)|
Sidney, British Columbia
|Notable works||The Sisters Brothers|
Patrick deWitt (born 1975) is a Canadian novelist and screenwriter. He was born on Vancouver Island at Sidney, British Columbia, and later lived in California and Washington state; he currently lives in Portland, Oregon.
His first book, Ablutions: Notes for a Novel (2009), was named a New York Times Editors' Choice book. His second, The Sisters Brothers (2011), was shortlisted for the 2011 Man Booker Prize, the 2011 Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, and the 2011 Governor General's Award for English-language fiction. He was one of two Canadian writers, alongside Esi Edugyan, to make all four award lists in 2011. On 1 November 2011, he was announced as the winner of the Rogers Prize, and on 15 November 2011, he was announced as the winner of Canada's 2011 Governor General's Award for English-language fiction. On 26 April 2012, the novel won the 2012 Stephen Leacock Award. Alongside Edugyan, The Sisters Brothers was also a shortlisted nominee for the 2012 Walter Scott Prize for historical fiction. The Sisters Brothers was adapted as a film released in 2018.
DeWitt's most recent novel, French Exit, was published in August 2018 by Ecco Press, an imprint of HarperCollins. The book was named as a shortlisted finalist for the 2018 Giller Prize. He wrote the screenplay for the 2020 film of the same name.
- Ablutions: Notes for a Novel (2009)
- The Sisters Brothers (2011)
- Undermajordomo Minor (2015)
- French Exit (2018)
- Help Yourself Help Yourself (2007)
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- "'The Internet Was Fucking Me Up:' Patrick DeWitt On Books, Bubbles, & Bullshit" (2015 interview on Buzzfeed)